Tyson Fury jokes ‘I’ve not seen a beat-down over Ukraine like this since 2015’ – when heavyweight champion beat Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf – as England thrash his old rival’s home nation Ukraine 4-0 in Rome
- England cruised to the semi-finals of Euro 2020 with a crushing win over Ukraine
- The victory reminded Tyson Fury of one of the greatest moments of his career
- The Brit beat Wladimir Klitschko to become heavyweight champion in 2015
- The Gypsy King couldn’t help but taunt his old rival online after the match
England’s thumping victory over Ukraine handed Tyson Fury an opportunity he couldn’t refuse, taunting his old rival Wladimir Klitschko.
The British fighter won the WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles in 2015 by beating long-time reigning champion Klitschko on points in Dusseldorf.
The Gypsy King, who is based in Morecambe, didn’t even wait for full-time as he watched Raheem Sterling and Co tear Andriy Shevchenko’s men apart.
England cruised into the Euro 2020 semi-finals in Rome, and Tyson Fury was clearly watching
The Gypsy King couldn’t help but take a jab at his old Ukrainian rival, Wladimir Klitschko
Fury beat the big Ukrainian back in 2015 to grab his world title belts in a blockbuster fight
‘I’ve not seen a beat-down over Ukraine like this since Dusseldorf, 28 November 2015,’ the WBC champion wrote on Twitter.
Fury picked apart Klitschko that night, dominating the score-cards and winning by unanimous decision.
While Fury prepares for his trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder, England have a Euro semi-final to look forward to against Denmark.
Harry Kane bagged a double, with Jordon Henderson and Harry Maguire adding headers to see Gareth Southgate’s men bursting with confidence ahead of what the Liverpool skipper described as ‘the game of our lives.’
Ukraine had no answer for the Three Lions on Saturday, much like Klitschko back in Dusseldorf
Fury became the unified champion of the world that night in a massive fight for British boxing
They have one game to win to setup the Wembley final against Italy or Spain, but the emotionally-charged Denmark will be their toughest test yet, constructing their own run inspired by Christian Eriksen.
Speaking on BBC punditry duty, Rio Ferdinand is confident the Three Lions are prepared: ‘The biggest compliment I can give Gareth and his team is that I have never seen an England team so composed under such pressure with so much at stake.
All of the players coming on, they are all impacting the game in a positive way, the manager is utilising the squad.
‘He has been able to do that because of the quality out there, everyone is justifying their selection.’